Activision have doubts about the Wii U's child friendliness.

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  1. RodrigoDavy
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    Everyone knows Wii U haven't been selling so well as expected. It seems Activision is a little disappointed with Wii U launch:

    Coupled with this Ubisoft, another big player in games and with a substantial Wii library, has already showed they don't have so much trust in Nintendo's new platform by delaying Rayman Legends for Wii U and simultaneously announcing it for PS3 and X360 at the same time where before it was almost pegged as an exclusive...

    So, what do you think?

    My personal opinion is that Nintendo have learned their lesson with the 3DS launch but they still should come up with games faster before the Wii U gets eclipsed by the newer consoles.

    http://www.edge-online.com/news/wii-u-launch-has-been-disappointing-says-activision-boss/
     


  2. andy26129

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    Rayman is owned by Ubisoft, they should delay their damn Heavy Duties.
     
  3. Ron

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    The amount of inaccuracy in this post is appalling.

    Activision isn't Ubisoft. They're competitors. Ubisoft delayed Rayman Origins. Not Activision.
    Mr. Kotick seems to be concerned about the fact that less 6-11 year olds own a WiiU than a Wii, which therefore makes Skylanders for the WiiU less profitable.
    Nintendo is coming out with new games, didn't you see that Nintendo Direct? Wind Waker HD, X, Bayonetta 2, and tons more
    The next PlayStation is due to come out around November-December this year. That gives Nintendo tons of time to release games.

    Thread title is directly contradictory to Kotick's statements. He's worried that there are few 6-11 year olds owning WiiUs.

    Misleading title is misleading. misleading title is fixed.
     
  4. ShadowSoldier

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    Umm... how exactly would he know this? It's Activision, are they to be taken seriously?
     
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    I got the same impression when reading USN in general. :creep:
     
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    I'm wondering that too SS. Does Activision have some kind of sales record, or have the ability to check the general age of Wii U Nintendo Network users? Not saying it's not possible due to Nintendo being a kid friendly name, but gotta back up your claim Activision.

    P.S. Wanted to also point out like everyone else Ubisoft manages Rayman, not Activision.
     
  7. Skelletonike

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    It's like Ron said, Activision probably thinks the WiiU won't be as attractive to young kids like the Wii was. Personally I find that as a somewhat good thing, while Skylanders isn't a bad game per se, it is quite sad what has happened to Spyro the Dragon in the past years.
    And yeah, like previously mentioned Ubisoft and Activision are completely different companies.
     
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    I misinterpreted one sentence and kind of ruined my first USN post. That's a bummer... :(
     
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    Edit the thread and report your first post with a request for a mod to change the tittle, it'll be better that way.
     
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    Nintendo systems nowadays asks users their age and birthday, I guess third parties have access to this kind of information.

    Already did that, thanks!
     
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    Right, but why would Activision get access to that information?
     
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    To cater to the console's audience better. It's entirely possible that the EULA you agreed to and never read because nobody does allows Nintendo to share this information for such purposes. Don't worry, it's anonymous anyways.
     
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    Oh boy. This is gonna end well. :P
     
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    It will be released before summer holidays.
     
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    Going by miiverse posts, I'd say the majority of the wiiU users are a bunch of artists with too much free time. ;)


    ...and the thread title needs to be changed. Activision said nothing of that sort. In fact, they're plain out saying they don't know it (yet).
     
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    OH, WOW. A VIDEO GAME CONSOLE IS MOSTLY USED BY KIDS. I NEVER WOULD HAVE GUESSED.

    Sheesh.
     
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    I read it as akin to Ubisoft has .... with the implied follow up being "and now Activision is displaying a less than optimistic outlook for the fortunes and potential of the Wii U".

    Still I will change the title.
     
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    OMG Activision THE LAW the go to guy of gaming industry the makers of such classics as ...... well COD and .... some other games i think
    GOD BLESS THEM